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This course overview page is not exhaustive, but it does address the important and main points for your convenience.
Mantra: We are going to have a great year! We will learn, grow, respect and love one another as students, friends, and G/T family.
Be a Respectful, Positive Participant
Be Able to Acknowledge your Strengths and Weaknesses
Be Prepared for Success and Failure, both provide Opportunities for Growth
Be Willing to Grow as a Person and as a Student
Helpful Student Forms: Blank Calendar – Homework Tracking Sheet – Dialectical Journal Format
Overview: The GT Pre-AP ILA course is (district) designed to be rigorous and challenging. Oftentimes, according to former students, this is the first course in which students are asked to provide thinking that is their own and goes beyond the textbook, worksheet, and/or teacher knowledge. All students will encounter learning that will challenge them. *Remember the story of my Open Water Scuba Diving Certification. Those students who are organised, motivated, and who persevere (most importantly) will excel because of their inner drive and grit. Being a reflective learner is key to growth and success. Smarts are what you gain because of the hard work and effort you put into your learning and education.
Syllabus and Policy: Hard copies of the syllabus will not be sent home with students. The classroom policy and syllabus (curriculum) are driven by the district and campus. Classroom expectations are determined by the students in accordance with the Student Handbook.
BYOD: The use of devices is used as needed in this course to enhance learning, but it is to be used in accordance to the district/campus BOYD policies. Google Docs (Drive) & Student Email:
Username: firstname.lastname.last3digitsofstudentid (maus.mountainlion.123)
Password: birthday in 8 digits (08252014)
Student’s email address: Google Docs Username followed by @k12.friscoisd.org ( email@example.com)
Course Syllabus Acknowledgement:
Parent Guardians and Students – Please click here to acknowledge receipt of this information. If you have any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charlotte R. Caskey, M. Ed.